To celebrate my return to posting my blogs I am showing a small selection of decorative arm slings – yes dear readers I have a broken wrist, my right wrist; so there has been no writing, stitching and perhaps worst of all no drawing/doodling/scribbling for more than a month now. But I determined to make something visually interesting for HER WORK from the whole unhappy event as soon as I could manage to use my Mac beyond typing/tapping with my left hand
Sensing a dressing -up opportunity I got rid of the NHS white cotton sling as soon as I could – like the next day, and instructed my husband, Steve, to take pictures each morning of mt slings. The commercial alternatives for the longer term support were in dreary colours – as if you wanted to hide the injured limb – I want everyone to see clearly my affliction and Keep Clear! So I determined to find alternatives from my stash of both vintage and modern scarves, let’s face it any excuse to dress up !
in fact I welcomed the opportunity to wear these old scarves, using them as slings affords much more are pattern to seen, tied around the neck only a small area is glimpsed if you have long hair.
the really wide slings hide my new bright pink cast when it doesn’t tone with the clothes.
I am especially pleased to be able to wear the original art deco head square, very dynamic and such unusual colours and pattern clash.
and last but not least my actual ‘bling sling’ which is a length of vintage black beaded net, that I had previously stitched to a length of velvet ribbon in order to wear as a belt. I went to a party, the only party of the season that I had managed to attend; and I apologise for this bleary image but this was taken after the party had finished and we were both a bit tired and emotional,
6 thoughts on “Bling Slings”
sorry you have broken wrist- what a nuisance for you- must be torture! Get well soon
Hi Carole, well yes it is very painful but it’s the inconvenience that is worse – but I am managing to still teach crazy patchwork and hand embroidery at Heart Space Studios..so not all hopeless.
what a shame – but the scarves are inspirational
I love you work, but I’d love to know more about the Pansy scarf! It has a Kaffe Fassett look about it.
well it may be influenced by Kaffe Fasset but it is in a man-made georgette fabric and I think it was from Monsoon but like 20 years ago! I see scarves like jewellry, I never let them go, just wait for the fashions to come around again.